Staglin Family Vineyard East Residence
Staglin Family Vineyard is a 61 acre certified organic farm at the base of Mount St. John, the tallest mountain in the Mayacamas Mountain range. The Staglin’s have crafted world class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay for the past 35 years from this Napa Valley estate, while occupying the original family residence- perched on a hillside with sweeping views overlooking the vineyards. Feldman Architecture set out to design an additional home on a nearby parcel for the family’s second and third generation.
The site of the new home is on a 5.4 acre level parcel of land nestled amongst grape vines and livened with agricultural life. Excited by the opportunity to design a home for the first time in Napa Valley, the clients and site posed a new challenge- creating a secluded oasis within the heart of a working vineyard.
This project is a new take on the traditional Napa Valley residence- an updated inspiration to a rural aesthetic. The base of the home is outfitted with grounded stucco to be adorned with flowered vines, blending in seamlessly to the verdant landscape to closely link structure and land. The main floor of the home is slightly elevated, providing both panoramic views and a sense of retreat. The upper volume is wrapped in a refined wooden screen, offering solar shading and privacy, as well as curated views of the surrounding landscape. Large glass doors provide an indoor/outdoor connection and the cantina, pool, and a dine-in garden will support the Staglin’s love for fresh food and wine, and entertaining family and friends in quintessential wine country style.
Location: Napa, California
Landscape Architect: SWA
Interior Designer: Charles de Lisle
Builder: Grassi & Associates
Structural Engineer: Daedalus Structural Engineering
Civil Engineer: CAB Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: RGH Consultants